Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
in emergency aid for superstorm sandy recovery. that request falls short of total damage estimates. governors from new york, new jersey and connecticut alone say they will need closer to 82 billion to fix their states. >>> we don't know their names, but a couple from a phoenix suburb has presented the second winning ticket from last month's massive powerball drawing. the couple came forward now because they were concerned about, guess what, the looming fiscal cliff. they will take home 192 million bucks before taxes, and the plan is to use the money to start a foundation and support their favorite charities. >>> more people out of work, and another recession. you want to know what's at the bottom of that fiscal cliff, well, there you have it. many say that what's going to happen if something isn't done soon, but guess what? alice rivlin has a plan. she's a senior fellow at the brookings institution and served as director of the white house office of management and budget, the omb, under president clinton. alice, good morning. >> good morning. >> nice to have you here on the show this morning.
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am PST
. >>> this is an survival. a new york family who lost everything after superstorm sandy are struggling to make a new life, and one of the biggest challenges is for 13-year-old star student in the family to just get to school. poppy harlow has the story. >> reporter: the sun isn't up for breakfast time for the panettas. >> how tired are you? >> very. >> they are now living in a borrowed one bedroom apartment with their parents. >> how long is your commute to school now? >> it feels almost like two hours. >> what did it used to be? >> 15 minutes. >> wow. >> reporter: 6:30 a.m. and they're out the door. a long car ride. >> have a go ahead day. >> reporter: then a bus to ryan's temporary school. ps 13. >> it's unreal how much our life has changed, and we're trying to make the best of it. >> reporter: he is an eighth grade honor student. one of 5,400 new york students still in different schools because of sandy zoosh he is the one that i think was probably impacted the most, and yet, he has the strongest will to be here every day. >> when something brings you down, you got to get up. >> you okay, buddy? what